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Charlie Porter: Discovering Horizons Past, Present and Future

Read "Charlie Porter: Discovering Horizons Past, Present and Future" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Charlie Porter is one of the most insightful, creatively brilliant and truly dynamic trumpet artists performing today. Porter straddles both the jazz and classical trumpet worlds with ease and has garnered highly-celebrated performance and recording reviews. An innovative composer and arranger as well, Porter recently performed on Joyce DiDonato's Grammy-winning recording, Songplay and released Immigration Nation on Origin Records. All About Jazz: Charlie, on behalf of All About Jazz, thanks for taking time to chat and congratulations on ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Wildflower: Season 2

Read "Season 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

On paper, the UK trios Wildflower and Ill Considered bear an obvious resemblance. Each features the outstanding reed player Idris Rahman and bassist Leon Brichard, and both groups are groove-oriented progressive jazz. Wildflower is the slightly more melody-driven and the less raw of the two bands, with intricate improvisations interwoven throughout. Season 2 sees Rahman altering moods with his interchanging of the bass clarinet, bamboo flute, and his trademark tenor saxophone. Rahman is well-known in Britain for his ...

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The Peter And Will Anderson Trio At The Jazz Corner

Read "The Peter And Will Anderson Trio At The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie

Peter and Will Anderson Trio The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC. February 21-22, 2020 Eight instruments on stage and only three musicians seemed like a challenge, particularly as the guitar was the only instrument played by Adam Moezinia. The other instruments were all for twin brothers Peter and Will Anderson at The Jazz Corner on jny:Hilton Head Island. A George Gershwin medley led the way with “But Not For Me" followed by “Rhapsody in ...

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John Bailey: Can You Imagine?

Read "Can You Imagine?" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The world loves a good “what if..." story, so why not explore the idea of Dizzy Gillespie as president? The famed trumpeter actually ran for the highest office in the land in 1964. And though the move was largely in jest, he didn't shy away from the issues of the day while campaigning. Sadly, many of the same problems that Gillespie explored still plague the United States, but trumpeter John Bailey doesn't get weighed down by that sobering sadness—or pure ...

RADIO

It Takes Two to Jazz: Part II

Read "It Takes Two to Jazz: Part II" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Second part of this week's exploration of the duo format with a special emphasis on duos featuring saxophonists as well as drummers. For the first part of this show click here PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Vincent Peirani, Emile Parisien “Egyptian Fantasy" Belle Époque (ACT) 0:16 Host talks 4:56 Lionel Martin, Sangoma Everett “Hobo Flats" Afrique (Revisiting Afrique of Count Basie & Olivier Nelson) (Cristal) 6:03 TOTM -Tivoli ...

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Branka Parlic: Inities 2017

Read "Inities 2017" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Thirty-two years since pianist Branka Parlic's debut recording of the music of French composer Erik Satie, Inities 1988 (M Production, 1988), she offers another take on his work. Parlic, who is a lecturer at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia, is also a professional pianist whose repertoire consists predominantly of works by modern-day composers such as Philip Glass, Arvo Part, Wim Mertens and Michael Nyman. But it's Satie who has been most consistently present in her repertoire. Famously, ...

RADIO

The Jazz Avant-Garde in the 1960s (1960 - 1966)

Read "The Jazz Avant-Garde in the 1960s (1960 - 1966)" reviewed by Russell Perry

Nurtured in the seminal recordings of Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor in the mid to late 1950s, the jazz avant—garde came into its own in the 1960s with their continuing creations, those of John Coltrane already featured in this program and those of next generation players, Joe Harriott and Albert Ayler. Defining statements of the free jazz movement in the early 1960s by Coleman, Taylor, Harriott and Ayler in this hour of Jazz at 100. Playlist Host Intro ...


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